Siena Duncan and Andrew Christiansen join The Tribune for the summer.
Two reporting interns joined the Salt Lake Tribune this summer to cover a variety of stories ranging from public safety to politics to local arts and culture.
Both are college students studying journalism. You were selected from a large pool of applicants for this year’s Tribune summer internship program.
Siena Duncan, an aspiring student at the University of Florida, has worked at The Independent Florida Alligator, a student newspaper, covering the city of Gainesville and Alachua County, as well as graduate schools at the university.
She recently wrote for The Tribune about the city of Sandy having declared a state of emergency due to flooding and explained that Utah’s wildfire season could start later this year.
Duncan, 20, enjoys hiking in her free time. Although a native of Tallahassee, Florida, she has family in Utah and has visited Salt Lake City over the years.
“I’m really excited to be part of the Tribune team,” she said, adding that she’s interested in “digging deeper into the stories of the people I meet while walking downtown or hiking in the mountains.” meet.”
“I’m hoping to get into the religious rhythm here,” she continued, “as there’s a pretty vibrant spiritual community in the area, and I’m also interested in prison justice stories.”
Andrew Christiansen, a budding University of Utah graduate student, completed an internship at KUER this spring. At the same time, he also worked at The Daily Utah Chronicle, a student newspaper, where he served as assistant news editor.
At The Tribune, he recently reported on the end of a 40-day period of continuous flood monitoring, alerts and warnings in Utah and what that means for future flood hazards. He also wrote about the newest addition to Utah’s Hogle Zoo – a baby zebra.
In his free time, 22-year-old Christiansen enjoys going to concerts by local and touring bands. He has interests in arts and culture reporting, as well as educational reporting, and said he looks forward to working on stories that impact Utahns.
“I’m incredibly grateful to be able to work this summer as someone who has been a daily reader for The Salt Lake Tribune for a long time,” he said.
Both Christiansen and Duncan will intern at The Tribune through August 11.
The application period for The Tribune’s 2024 summer internship program begins early next year.